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2018

In Darkness directed by Anthony Byrne was one of the most viewed movies released in 2018.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 2018.

2016

The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week people in US were listening to One Dance by Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla. Warcraft, directed by Duncan Jones, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016. 15th Affair by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 2016.

2015

Jurassic World directed by Colin Trevorrow was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 2015.

2014

Amira & Sam directed by Sean Mullin was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 2014.

2012

Mud directed by Jeff Nichols was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 2012.

2011

X-Men: First Class directed by Matthew Vaughn was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 2011.

2010

Unthinkable directed by Gregor Jordan was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 2010.

2008

The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Prognosefokus . In that special week people in US were listening to Bleeding Love by Leona Lewis. Martyrs, directed by Pascal Laugier, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. Ladies Of Liberty by Cokie Roberts was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 2008.

2007

Mr. Brooks directed by Bruce A. Evans was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 2007.

2006

Pan's Labyrinth directed by Guillermo del Toro was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 2006.

2004

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban directed by Alfonso Cuarón was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 2004.

2003

Famous people born on this day include Emma Engle. In UK Ignition Remix by R Kelly was in the top 5 hits. Black Cadillac, directed by John Murlowski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003. No Second Chance by Harlan Coben was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 2003.

2002

A Thousand Country Roads by Robert James Waller was one of the best seller of 2002.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 2002.

2001

Famous people born on this day include Elijah Solomon. In UK Don't Stop Movin' by S Club 7 was in the top 5 hits. Battle Queen 2020, directed by Daniel D'Or, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001. In Harm'S Way by Doug Stanton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Addison Holley. In UK Bound 4 Da Reload (Casualty) by Oxide & Neutrino was in the top 5 hits. Sordid Lives, directed by Del Shores, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. Fair Ball by Bob Costas was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Teo Halm. In UK Swear It Again by Westlife was in the top 5 hits. Biwi No. 1, directed by David Dhawan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. Summer Sisters by Judy Blume was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Megan Goodman. In that special week people in US were listening to Too Close by Next. Hope Floats, directed by Forest Whitaker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. Swimming To Catalina by Stuart Woods was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Omar Jasika. In that special week people in US were listening to Hypnotize by The Notorious B.I.G.. Bent, directed by Sean Mathias, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. Just As I Am: The Autobiography of Billy Graham by Billy Graham was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Violett Beane. In that special week people in US were listening to Tha Crossroads by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. Mission: Impossible, directed by Brian De Palma, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. Primary Colors by Anonymous was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1996.

1995

Casper directed by Brad Silberling was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1995.

1994

Beverly Hills Cop III directed by John Landis was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Jessica Watson. In UK Five Live (EP) by George Michael & Queen With Lisa Stansfield was in the top 5 hits. Raining Stones, directed by Ken Loach, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. The Real Anita Hill by David Brock was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Spencer Breslin. In that special week people in US were listening to Jump by Kris Kross. Dance Macabre, directed by Greydon Clark, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. The Way I See It by Patti Davis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include AshONasty . In UK The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss) by Cher was in the top 5 hits. Soapdish, directed by Michael Hoffman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. Damage by Josephine Hart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Heo Ga-yoon. In that special week people in US were listening to Vogue by Madonna. Back to the Future Part III, directed by Robert Zemeckis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Eugénie Le Sommer. In that special week people in US were listening to Forever Your Girl by Paula Abdul. Pink Cadillac, directed by Buddy Van Horn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. Blind Faith by Joe McGinniss was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Taeyang (singer). In UK Perfect by Fairground Attraction was in the top 5 hits. Killer Klowns from Outer Space, directed by Stephen Chiodo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. Moonwalk by Michael Jackson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Luisana Lopilato. In that special week people in US were listening to With Or Without You by U2. Summer Heat, directed by Michie Gleason, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. The Fatal Shore by Robert Hughes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Eric Bellinger. In that special week people in US were listening to Greatest Love Of All by Whitney Houston. Psycho III, directed by Anthony Perkins, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. Necessary Losses by Judith Viorst was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Vincent Jay. In that special week people in US were listening to Don't You (Forget About Me) by Simple Minds. Final Justice, directed by Greydon Clark, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. The Hunt For Red October by Tom Clancy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Joakim Soria. In UK The Reflex by Duran Duran was in the top 5 hits. Once Upon a Time in America, directed by Sergio Leone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. The March Of Folly by Barbara W. Tuchman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1984.

1983

The One Minute Manager by Kenneth Blanchard and Spencer Johnson was one of the best seller of 1983.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Yannick Bonheur. In UK Ebony And Ivory by Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder was in the top 5 hits. The Escape Artist, directed by Caleb Deschanel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. Celebrity by Thomas Thompson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Tabrett Bethell. In UK Stand And Deliver by Adam & The Ants was in the top 5 hits. Possession, directed by Andrzej Zulawski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Cosmos by Carl Sagan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Michaël Llodra. In that special week people in US were listening to Call Me by Blondie. Out of the Blue, directed by Dennis Hopper, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. The Bleeding Heart by Marilyn French was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include David Nail. In UK Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel was in the top 5 hits. Wise Blood, directed by John Huston, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. The Vicar Of Christ by Walter F. Murphy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Chad Donella. In UK Rivers Of Babylon / Brown Girl In The Ring by Boney M was in the top 5 hits. Big Wednesday, directed by John Milius, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. The Complete Book Of Running by James F. Fixx was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Lee Hendrie. In that special week people in US were listening to Sir Duke by Stevie Wonder. Amar Akbar Anthony, directed by Manmohan Desai, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. The Chancellor Manuscript by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ron Mercer. In UK Fernando by Abba was in the top 5 hits. The Tenant, directed by Roman Polanski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. Agent In Place by Helen MacInnes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Jack Johnson. In UK Stand By Your Man by Tammy Wynette was in the top 5 hits. The Hiding Place, directed by James F. Collier, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi with Curt Gentry was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Nelson Figueroa. In that special week people in US were listening to The Streak by Ray Stevens. Welcome to Arrow Beach, directed by Laurence Harvey, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. The Partners by Louis Auchincloss was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1974.

1973

Famous people born on this day include Chantal Kreviazuk. In UK See My Baby Jive by Wizzard was in the top 5 hits. The Big Feast, directed by Marco Ferreri, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. Laughing All The Way by Barbara Howar was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Teresa Giudice. In that special week people in US were listening to The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face by Roberta Flack. Chato's Land, directed by Michael Winner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. The Boys Of Summer by Roger Kahn was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Craig Hentrich. In UK Knock Three Times by Dawn was in the top 5 hits. Escape from the Planet of the Apes, directed by Don Taylor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. Angle Of Repose by Wallace Stegner was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Tina Fey. In UK Back Home by England World Cup Squad was in the top 5 hits. Two Mules for Sister Sara, directed by Don Siegel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. Love & Will by Rollo May was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Helena Noguerra. In UK Get Back by Beatles With Billy Preston was in the top 5 hits. The Trouble with Girls, directed by Peter Tewksbury, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. Sunday The Rabbi Stayed Home by Harry Kemelman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Cynthia Preston. In UK What A Wonderful World / Cabaret by Louis Armstrong was in the top 5 hits. Nicholas And Alexandra by Robert K. Massie was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Osiel Cárdenas. In that special week people in US were listening to Groovin' by The Young Rascals. Barefoot in the Park, directed by Gene Saks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. Inside South America by John Gunther was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Michael Tait. In UK Pretty Flamingo by Manfred Mann was in the top 5 hits. Nevada Smith, directed by Henry Hathaway, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. Tell No Man by Adela Rogers St. Johns was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Sandra Sully. In that special week people in US were listening to Ticket To Ride by The Beatles. A High Wind in Jamaica, directed by Alexander Mackendrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. Sixpence In Her Shoe by Phyllis McGinley was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1965.

1964

The Venetian Affair by Helen MacInnes was one of the best seller of 1964.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Marty McSorley. In UK From Me To You by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. Savage Sam, directed by Norman Tokar, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. Seven Days In May by Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey II was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Sandra Cretu. In that special week people in US were listening to Soldier Boy by The Shirelles. The Cabinet of Caligari, directed by Roger Kay, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. My Life In Court by Louis Nizer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Jim Bowden. In UK Blue Moon by The Marcels was in the top 5 hits. The Young Savages, directed by John Frankenheimer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. Mirror, Mirror On The Wall by Gayelord Hauser was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Yannick Noah. The Time Machine, directed by George Pal, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. All The Day Long by Howard Spring was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Christiane Jean. In that special week people in US were listening to The Happy Organ by Dave Baby Cortez. It Happened to Jane, directed by Richard Quine, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. Folk Medicine by Deforest Clinton Jarvis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Toyah Willcox. In that special week people in US were listening to Witch Doctor by David Seville. No Time for Sergeants, directed by Mervyn LeRoy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. The Greengage Summer by Rumer Godden was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Michael Cretu. In UK Butterfly by Andy Williams was in the top 5 hits. Hellcats of the Navy, directed by Nathan Juran, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. The Road To Miltown by S.J. Perelman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1957.

1956

The Last Hurrah by Edwin O'Connor was one of the best seller of 1956.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1956.

1955

Soldier of Fortune directed by Edward Dmytryk was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1955.

1954

Life Is Worth Living by Fulton J. Sheen was one of the best seller of 1954.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1954.

1953

Famous people born on this day include Alan Kupperberg. In UK I Believe by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. It Came from Outer Space, directed by Jack Arnold, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953. East of Eden by John Steinbeck was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include George Strait. Lovely to Look At, directed by Mervyn LeRoy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. The Devil'S Advocate by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1952.

1951

The Prowler directed by Joseph Losey was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1951.

1950

Rocketship X-M directed by Kurt Neumann was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1950.

1949

The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend directed by Preston Sturges was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1949.

1948

The Time of Your Life directed by H.C. Potter was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1948.

1947

Copacabana directed by Alfred E. Green was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1947.

1945

Molly and Me directed by Lewis Seiler was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1945.

1944

Mr. Skeffington directed by Vincent Sherman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1944.

1943

Five Graves to Cairo directed by Billy Wilder was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1943.

1942

The Falcon Takes Over directed by Irving Reis was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1942.

1941

Sunny directed by Herbert Wilcox was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1941.

1940

Island of Doomed Men directed by Charles Barton was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1940.

1939

The Gorilla directed by Allan Dwan was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1939.

1938

The Saint in New York directed by Ben Holmes was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1938.

1937

This Is My Affair directed by William A. Seiter was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1937.

1936

Hearts in Bondage directed by Lew Ayres was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1936.

1935

Border Brigands directed by Nick Grinde was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1935.

1934

The Thin Man directed by W.S. Van Dyke was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1934.

1933

Gold Diggers of 1933 directed by Mervyn LeRoy was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1933.

1932

The Strange Love of Molly Louvain directed by Michael Curtiz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1932.

1926

It's the Old Army Game directed by A. Edward Sutherland was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1926.

1922

The Dungeon directed by Oscar Micheaux was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1922.

1919

Different from the Others directed by Richard Oswald was one of the most viewed movies released in 1919.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1919.

1914

The Legend of Snow White directed by Orlando Corradi was one of the most viewed movies released in 1914.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1914.